|Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. The adult pigeon is 32–37 cm long with a 64–72 cm wingspan. The pigeons are pale grey with two black bars on each wing. It has a dark bluish-gray head, neck, and chest with glossy yellowish, greenish, and reddish-purple color along its neck and wing feathers. The iris is orange, red or golden with a paler inner ring, and the bare skin round the eye is bluish-grey. The bill is grey-black with a prominent off-white cere, and the feet are purplish-red.
They live in open and semi-open environments, including agricultural and urban areas. Seeds and fruit form the major component of the diet of pigeons.